Comments on: County Board Races Set for Aug. 5 Primary it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Junior Junior Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:04:10 +0000 Andy LaBarre is a former aide to Congressman Dingell.

I was present at a Board of Commissioners meeting last year when Douglas Smith dropped a bombshell allegations about how certain improprieties had occurred at the Sheriff’s Department.

I was stunned when LaBarre immediately responded to the allegations at the videotaped meeting with a glowing endorsement of both the Sheriff as well as the aide Smith had alluded to in his public commentary without any investigation of the proof being submitted by Smith. The videotape of the exchange has been uploaded to YouTube and the specific allegations posted at

Anyone considering voting for LaBarre needs to see the YouTube video.